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Join The Boston Globe Today as They Make Horchata Ice Cream With Us

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Segun Oduolowu, host of Boston Globe Today, joins our team for an afternoon to make a batch of our NEW Horchata Ice Cream (inspired by the Horchata beverage at Anna's Taqueria). Take a peek backstage in our JP headquarters to see some of the magic with founder/owner Vincent Petryk and "ice cream wizard" Jon Vega. [...] read more

Apple Turnover Season

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

We added apple to our line of baked goods this season. Now available in select stores, order an apple turnover to pair with your latte or espresso drink! [...] read more

New! Horchata Ice Cream Inspired by Anna's Taqueria

Thursday, August 31, 2023

We teamed up with fellow local restaurantaur Anna's Taqueria to create our new Horchata Ice Cream. After multiple careful and delicious taste tests, we created this amazing recipe. We added rice milk and our own blend of spices to our ice cream to bring you this new flavor. Enjoy! [...] read more

Buzzing About Cappuccino Crunch

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

We're all a buzz and aflutter with the news that our Cappuccino Crunch Ice Cream is back (for a limited time)! Buyer beware, this ice cream is made with real coffee! [...] read more

We're Hiring!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Join us to scoop smiles! Our stores are looking for scoopers and supervisors. We need folks who can work weekends and nights (so this is perfect for working around your new class schedule). We're also looking for ice cream makers and drivers in our Jamaica Plain Headquarters. Apply online or walk into your neighborhood store to apply in person. Pay starts (in the cafes) at $15/hour plus tips. Tips vary and generally add an extra $3.50-$10/hour to your pay each week. Ice cream maker starting salary negotiable/hour. (You [...] read more

You Voted Us #1!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

You voted us your favorite ice cream shop in Boston for the second year in a row! shared that out of all your local places to get this sweet treat, J.P. Licks is where you love to go the most. THANK YOU! [...] read more

Fresh Peach Returns!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

We wait until we can find the freshest peaches to make our Fresh Peach Ice Cream which means we only scoop this flavor once a year. It's finally time to dig in. [...] read more

Fuzzy Friends at the MSPCA-Angell

Friday, July 21, 2023

J.P. Licks has teamed up with MSPCA-Angell (in Jamaica Plain, around the corner from our headquarters) this summer to help find some beautiful pups their new homes. Every week, we're bringing them CowPaws treats (our dog friend, dairy free honey and peanut butter sorbet) so they can have some fun while we photograph or video them to introduce them to you on social media. It is our sincere hope that this added exposure will help find these beautiful dogs their new familes. #dogsofjplicks [...] read more

Jake & J.P. Licks Fight Food Insecurity

Friday, June 9, 2023

When Jake approached us in 2019, we marveled at his initiative and kindness. In 2023, we remain in awe of all he has given back to the community. Learn more about Jake's journey to combat food insecurity through his organization "Ice Cream Sundae" and maybe find your new favorite hoodie in the process! Thanks WCVB Channel 5 Boston [...] read more

New England Living Features J.P. Licks

Monday, May 1, 2023

Did you catch J.P. Licks on New England Living on WBZ? Host Rachel Holt & team visited J.P. Licks this winter and now that ice cream season has (officially) arrived, you can see some behind the scenes action! Watch here - We were so inspired by their visit we created a brand new flavor - Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream! We're done scooping the flavor for now but hope to bring it back soon! [...] read more

Sweet and Salty Treats

Friday, March 31, 2023

We love sweet but we also love salty so we bring you the new Salted Caramel Pretzel Sundae (vanilla ice cream, salted caramel, whipped cream, and pretzel pieces), a Salted Caramel Frappe, and a Salted Caramel Latte. Your tastes buds will thank you! [...] read more

Salted Caramel Cookies 'n' Cream Pie In Stock

Friday, February 17, 2023

It has been years since we've had an instock pie so we're thrilled to introduce the brand new Salted Caramel Cookies 'n' Cream Pie to our line up of desserts! Salted Caramel Cookies 'n' Cream ice cream in a homemade Oreo ® crust with a bottom layer of fudge and decorated with a fudge drizzle and caramel whipped cream. You can pick one up in store or order online . Dig in! [...] read more

All Stores Open Regular Hours Labor Day Weekend

Monday, February 13, 2023

All our stores are open regular hours for the entirety Labor Day Weekend. Celebrate Summer 2023 with ice cream! [...] read more

Waffle Sundaes

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A toasted waffle, vanilla ice cream, homemade hot fudge, strawberries, and whipped cream! Available in all stores and an absolutely delightful way to enjoy your breakfast and dessert together. [...] read more

Homemade Hot Fudge Bottles In Store

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Our Homemade Hot Fudge is now available to take home in glass bottles. These make great gifts for the ice cream and chocolate lovers on your list this season - plus grab one for yourself! Keep these bottle refrigerated , our fudge contains dairy! [...] read more

Castle Island Brewing On Radio Boston

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Castle Island Brewing founder Adam Ramanow visited WBUR 90.9 FM last week for a discussion of the state of craft beer in Massachusetts...and how we make ice cream and beer in the hopes of helping to make people happy! Give a listen (especially at the 13 minute mark ) Our Salted Caramel [...] read more

Limited Time - Caramel Apple Sundae

Monday, October 3, 2022

Enjoy this very seasonal treat - vanilla ice cream (or substitute any other flavor, including our dairy free options), warm spiced apple topping, caramel, and whipped cream. Dig in! [...] read more

You Voted Us Number 1!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

It's official, you love J.P. Licks! In response to 's poll asking you for your favorite ice cream places, 22% of you said J.P. Licks! We're so thrilled to still be able to serve you delicious ice cream, 41 years after first opening our doors in Jamaica Plain. We promise to keep scooping up the classics and bringing you refreshing new flavors to thrill your tastebuds and we will continue to be a good neighbor in all our locations. So come on in because we have [...] read more

Looking for Vegetarian & Vegan Options? We got you.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

"World of Vegan" has put together a list of the best places in Boston to find vegan and vegetarian options to satisfy every tastebud, from sweet to salty. J.P. Licks is here with vegan ice cream flavors which rotate every few weeks so you can enjoy chocolate one week and salty caramel the next. If you have an idea for a gluten free, dairy free, vegan flavor you'd like us to experiment with, send us an email! In them meantime, read more here . [...] read more

Top Pet Friendly Places In Boston (hint, it's us!)

Monday, April 11, 2022

Where do you go when you're out and about with your dog? TimeOut Boston names J.P. Licks as one of the top 14 places to visit in Boston with your pup. Because we serve COW PAWS - dairy-free treats just for them! This dairy-free sorbet made with honey and peanut butter and topped with a kosher dog bone will have your furry friend paw-sitively wagging with joy. Unfortunately, due to the state-wide health code, only service animals are allowed in the store but most of our stores have outdoor seating [...] read more

Raspberry Mango Sundaes for the Season

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sit down with a Raspberry Mango Sundae this spring. Vanilla Ice Cream, pieces of mango, raspberry sauce, and whipped cream make a sweet combo of flavors for you to enjoy. [...] read more

Johnny Cupcake T-shirts 25% off!

Monday, March 21, 2022

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we have put our special 40th anniversary Johnny Cupcake T-shirts on sale! Order online and save 25% off of each shirt. Plus, free shipping!* You can also come into the store and purchase your shirt while enjoying some ice cream! *free shipping only applies to t-shirts and no other merchandise *discount available while supplies last [...] read more

J.P. Licks on Chronicle  

Friday, January 28, 2022

If you missed Chronicle 's 40th anniversary special in January, tune in here to catch up with owner/founder Vincent Petryk as he talks about 40 years in the ice cream making business in Boston. Plus get a behind the scenes look at how we roast our coffee beans and make our brand new flavor, Chronicle Cow, celebrating Chronicle 's 40 years on air! Forty never tasted so good. [...] read more

Introducing Cookie Sundaes!

Monday, January 17, 2022

A new sundae is on the menu! Start with our chocolate chunk cookie, warmed, then top it with your favorite ice cream, a generous helping of our homemade fudge, chocolate chips, and a swirl of whipped cream. C is for Cookie Sundae! [...] read more

Get To Know Founder/Owner Vincent Petryk

Thursday, November 18, 2021

You'd know him if you saw him, in his trademark J.P. Licks tshirt, red suspenders, and silver nailpolish. Since the day he opened the first J.P. Licks in Jamaica Plain in 1981 to the opening of his 17th location in 2019, to just this morning founder/owner Vincent Petyrk is a part of every step of bringing you your favorite ice cream. From store design to new ice cream creations and especially making sure happiness stays on the menu. Get to know J.P. Licks' founder/owner in a recent case study published by [...] read more

Searching for Kosher Food? Look no further!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

J.P. Licks has been kosher for over two decades now. When founder/owner Vincent Petryk opened the doors of his stores in Coolidge Corner and Newton Centre, he decided the best way to serve his neighbors was to become kosher-certified. Jewish Boston recognizes us as one of the top 6 kosher restaurants in the area - plus we always have vegan options available if you are kosher AND vegan! Check out some additional delicious non-dessert optons in this Jewish Arts collection of restaurants. [...] read more

Best of Boston @BostonMagazine

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

When Vincent Petryk founded J.P. Licks in a small storefront in Jamaica Plain in 1981, he knew he had something special but he had no idea what it would be 40 years later. Yet here we are! Thank you, Boston Magazine, for voting us "2021 Best Ice Cream" [...] read more

Desert Pear Pink Drink

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Introducing one of the most refreshing drinks you will ever have! A dairy free combination of coconut milk and desert pear syrup with a bold fruitiness and bright fuchsia hue. The only thing more fun than drinking our Desert Pear Pink Drink might be stirring everything together and watching the color change! [...] read more

Limited Edition Johnny Cupcakes T-shirt & Flavor Available

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Back in 2020, we began a collaboration with our Newbury Street neighbors, Johnny Cupcakes . Obviously, things were put on hold for a while but our new flavor, Applewood Smoked Vanilla, and a limited edition t-shirt are now available in all J.P. Licks stores. Vincent and Johnny collaborated on creating both the tee and the flavor - sweet treats as unique as their businesses! You can also order your limited edition tee online. [...] read more

Explore Jamaica Plain with Alaina Pinto

Thursday, June 24, 2021

We love our Jamaica Plain hometown, a beautiful neighborhood in this great city of Boston. Take a new look at JP with Alaina Pinto, who stopped by J.P. Licks to speak with Vince about all things Jamaica Plain and ice cream. Take a look - she'll introduce you to farms, restaurants, and more! [...] read more

Yoga in the Park at Assembly Row

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Headed to Assembly Row for Yoga in the Park this weekend? Every Saturday from 9 am - 10 am (weather permitting) now through September, yoga classes will be offered in the park. Stop by J.P. Licks afterward from 10 am - 11 am for 1/2 off any coffee beverage as you prep for the rest of your day! *bring in your mat so we know you've been part of Yoga in the Park *offer only good in our Assembly Row store *offer only good 10 am - 11 am on Saturdays [...] read more

Help Us Shape The Future

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

J.P. Licks has been bringing you new products and old favorites for 40 years. We'd like to know - is there anything new you’d like to see on the menu as we head toward our next anniversary? Please take a second to let us know in this brief survey (seriously, it could not get any briefer!). Thank you! [...] read more

We're Hiring!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

We're looking for ice cream makers and scoopers/baristas to join our team! Ice cream for all stores is made in our Jamaica Plain headquarters. Hours are flexible and pay is competitive and you'll be trained on the ice cream making. Apply to be an ice cream maker by sending your resume to If you want to scoop smiles this summer, please reach out to the store in which you are interested via our website or go in and fill out an application in person! [...] read more

Cakes with Cake Now Available!

Friday, April 2, 2021

Just in time to celebrate our 40th anniversary, new cakes are available at J.P. Licks! Your two favorite flavors of ice cream sandwiched between a layer of chocolate or yellow cake and then decorated with any of our fun designs! Celebrate anything and everything with them - including just because a day ends in "y". Head over to our cake page to order. (Only available in medium, 72 hours needed to make specialty cakes.) [...] read more

J.P. Licks Artists Go To Washington

Monday, March 22, 2021

Both Jamaal Eversley and Fernando Fula have displayed their artwork in our stores - Jamaal in Mission Hill and Boylston Street and Fernando in our Southie store. Now, their work will be seen in DC too! They created a portrait for former Boston mayor Marty Walsh to bring with him as he moves to become the Labor Secretary for President Biden. We're so thrilled for them and are happy to say we knew them when! Read all about it here ! [...] read more

Harvard Square In The News

Friday, March 5, 2021

Our Harvard Square store recently made the news! The Harvard Crimson created a photoessay looking at the folks who have been hard at work in the square since the pandemic started one year ago. Our team has been in the store serving up ice cream, coffee, and smiles throughout. We're opened at 9 am Mon-Sat and 10 am on Sundays for your breakfast needs too! Come by and say hi until 10 pm every day. [...] read more

MorningStar Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches

Monday, January 11, 2021

Introducing our MorningStar Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwiches. We serve them on your choice of a toasted bagel, toasted English Muffin, or a delicious buttered croissant. They go great with a cappuccino or a cup of our cold brew coffee. These new sandwiches are currently available at 6 of our 17 stores.* All of our locations have a full espresso bar and fresh brewed coffee roasted in our JP headquarters. Come in anytime for a pick me up. *Jamaica Plain, Assembly Row, Harvard Square, Legacy Place, One Brigham Circle, and West Roxbury [...] read more

Bring Our Hot Chocolate Home

Friday, January 1, 2021

Our award winning Hot Chocolate is available to bring home. You can grab a cone - enough for two servings, or one of our two different sizes of bottles. All you need to do is add hot milk and then sit back and enjoy. It's also easy to order online at our coffee website to send anywhere in the Continental U.S.A. [...] read more

Coffee Grounds For Composting Are Back

Sunday, October 4, 2020

We paused at the beginning of of the pandemic but we're back! Used coffee grounds will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our Jamaica Plain store for you to pick up (while supplies last) to use in your gardens or compost piles. Set up on table near the door, come in and grab one and try a coffee while you're at it! It’s great for your garden: Adding coffee grounds to your soil helps with drainage, water retention, and aeration and decreases how much you need to depend on chemical fertilizers [...] read more

New Year's Day

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

All of our stores are open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, with slightly different hours, so you can easily end 2022 and start 2023 with your favorite ice cream flavors! Normal hours return on 1/2/23. [...] read more

Blood Drive on December 6 in South Bay

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Join us on December 6th from 11:30 am-6 pm in our South Bay, Dorechester store, for a blood drive with Kraft Family Blood Donor Center. Sign up below for an appointment! [...] read more

Breakfast Treats

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

We have added three new breakfast treats to our menu. In a serious upgrade from your childhood memories, we have Gourmet Strawberry Poptarts available for limited time - strawberry jam in a flaky crust and covered with just the right amount of frosting. Waffles make a return in five of our stores -enjoy with butter and syrup or whipped cream and strawberries. And for any-time-of-the-day enjoyment, welcome our Avocado Spread to the J.P. Licks family. Try it on a bagel, croissant, or our new organic sprouted bread. [...] read more

Mt. Pleasant Home at Coolidge Corner

Monday, June 13, 2022

From June through September, 2022, we have a very special art exhibit up on in our Coolidge Corner location. Residents of the Mt. Pleasant Home, a nonprofit residential care community in JP created all of the art work you see as part of the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program, facilitated by Goddard House Community Innitiatives. OMA is an award-winning, evidence based, intergenerational, abstract art-making program for older adults and those living with dementia. We hope you'll come in this summer to see what they have created. [...] read more

J.P. Licks Andover (23 Park Street) is hiring a General Manager!

Thursday, January 13, 2022

No need to drive into the city for an amazing job!  Quirky, fun, artsy, unique, comfortable, friendly, happy... these are words often used to described the vibe in our stores.  No boring desk job here! Work with a great crew, jive to good music, drink good coffee, and brighten people’s day with amazing ice cream!   We offer competitive wages, 75% paid medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K, sick time, vacation pay, quarterly bonus plan, and discounted and free J.P. Licks products.  If you are interested in joining our team please send your resume to [...] read more

Peach Season Is Here!

Monday, August 2, 2021

We waited for perfect peaches to bring you one of your favorite seasonal favorites. Peach Ice Cream is available for a limited time - enjoy on a cup, in a cone, or as a frappe. You can also have your peaches in a sundae or smoothie. Get scooping! [...] read more

LixWich, the Ice Cream Sandwich Glow Up

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

We like a good sandwich but we LOVE a great ice cream sandwich! Our Lixwiches made Eater Boston's Where to Eat Ice Cream Sandwiches Around Boston list. We're celebrating with a lixwich - want one? [...] read more

We will miss you Donald Hernstrom!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

J.P. Licks is devastated by the loss of a founding member of our family this week. Don started making ice cream with Vince in 1981 in our very first store at the corner of Moraine and Centre street. Don and Vince randomly met at Flannigan’s (JP supermarket) and began to share their love of food, and flavorings. For 40 years, Don created ice cream, toppings, basically anything Vince could dream up, he created. From Pad Thai to the best Vanilla. No challenge was too small or flavor too weak. He was Mr. Fix it and "Doctor Don," [...] read more

Snow Dog Saturdays at MarketStreet, Lynnfield

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Stop by our store in the MarketStreet Shopping Plaza every Saturday in March for Snow Dogs , an event celebrating pups and benefiting Kobe Henro Pet Food Bank . With any purchase you make in our store, you can grab a cow paw for your puppy pal for only $1.50. Cow paws were developed in partnership with the MSPCA and are a dairy free frozen treat with honey and peanut butter that your dog can enjoy safely. Come on out and make a day of it! [...] read more

Cookies 'n' Cream Sundaes and Frappes

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Dress up your favorite Cookies 'n' Cream flavor (we have peanut butter, coffee, mint, and original) as a frappe or sundae! Take home a sundae - your favorite Cookies 'n' Cream flavor with crumbled cookies, hot fudge, whipped cream and a whole Oreo®- or sip it through a straw with chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. [...] read more


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

What do you get when you combine Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie Dough, and Hydrox Cookies? Pure Perfection! Please welcome the newest flavor to our J.P. Licks family... Cookie³!!! [...] read more

J.P. Licks As A Literary Device!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Janae Marks wrote the book “From the Desk of Zoe Washington”, set in Medford, Somerville, and Cambridge, MA. One of the places Zoe and her friends and family visit is the J.P. Licks in Davis Square and we just had to sit down and chat with her about how she came to set some of her story at J.P. Licks! 1. How did you decide where to set Zoe’s story? Did you grow up or go to school near Davis Square? I went to [...] read more

New! Improved Cake Ordering!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Click Here to Order In-Stock and Custom Ice Cream Cakes! We are updating our online order system to make it easier than ever to order your Ice Cream Cake for pickup at your local J.P. Licks store. If you already have a Cow Card account, you may log in with your username, and automatically accrue points, redeem reward dollars, and pay with stored value. Forgot your Username? Every store has a selection of in-stock cakes that can [...] read more

All Stores are Open for Take out and Delivery

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Thank you for your continued support of your small, neighborhood businesses! All J.P. Licks locations are open for take out and delivery is available via online third party apps. You can still order and pick up cakes, baked goods, pounds of coffee, pints, quarts, lixwiches, and more and come in for a cone or your daily latte! Check our website for store hours as we continue to adapt as more information develops. We will continue to follow all state mandated requirements, including closing all locations no later than 11 pm. Thank you for your [...] read more

Order Our Coffee Online!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

If you've moved away or just want to send your favorite coffee to someone far way, you can now order our fresh-roasted coffee beans and have them shipped anywhere in the continental USA! Roasted in our JP store, you can have them sent whole or ground. Check out and start enjoying our coffee everywhere. [...] read more

Introducing Our Newest Product Line: Dairy Free Oat Milk Ice Cream!

Friday, September 20, 2019

The newest oat based flavor to join the J.P. Licks family: Mint Chip! Creamy and full of flavor, this oat based ice cream is also vegan and gluten free. We can't wait for you to try it! [...] read more

Our New Store in Andover Is Open!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Now open at 28 Park Street in Andover! Come in and meet us - we can't wait to scoop you some ice cream, pour you a cup of coffee, or warm up a pastry! Open every day from 9 am -11 pm. See you soon! Sign Up For Our Monthly Lix Fix Newsletter. [...] read more

Rewards Members-Buy 10 Get One Free!

Friday, March 15, 2019

We are certain you will love our fresh roasted coffee beans and will want to make our roasts your daily at-home coffee fix. For every 10 pounds of coffee you purchase we will give you one pound free. The free pound will be automatically added to your Rewards Account. If you are not a member yet, you can download the app here. Do you have a Rewards Card but have not registered yet? Make sure you are registered so you can take complete advantage [...] read more

City Counselor Matt O'Malley and J.P. Licks Announce Coffee Composting Program!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

We were inspired by Councilor Matt O’Malley’s initiatives – the plastic bag ban and his push to get curbside composting started in Boston. We are happy to help push that effort toward sustainability along by starting to make the coffee grounds available. With so many environmentally conscious people in Boston & the surrounding towns and us having this amazing resource of coffee grounds, it felt like an easy way to connect with the neighborhoods we call home. It’s great for your garden: Adding coffee grounds to your soil helps with drainage, water [...] read more

3 Store Events! Join Us On January 10th

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

South Boston, Newbury Street and South Bay Center all opened in 2018 and we are taking a day to celebrate all three. We look forward to meeting all of new neighbors. Join is for Buy One Get One Free ice cream, win prizes and hang out with Clementine. All Day- Buy On Get One Free ice cream and 1/2 off all coffee and espresso drinks. (only at these three stores) 1:00- 7:00 Play games and win prizes including a year of free ice cream! [...] read more